Rusty Arbor Press - Restoration

  • Published on Nov 30, 2019
  • In this video i'm restoring a rusty arbor press.
    Ever since I started my channel I had an arbor press on my wish list to restore. Not just because it's an interesting good looking item, mainly because I want to have one in my shop. So I got very excited when my friend called me two weeks ago and told me that he has found one on the steel waste. It's a small Fehlmann arbor press, they're very famous in switzerland for making the best ones.
    I choose turquise blue for the main body and painted the letters black and I really like how to colour turned out. Unfortunately the table was missing, so I had to make a new one. I first planed to mill the slots on a CNC milling machine, but I couldn't get access to one in time so I decided to make it manually. It took some time to find a way to make them, took even more time to make them, but the endresult speaks for itself. It turned out absolutely perfect. I went with bluing on the gear part of the handle and sanded the handle itself. The name plate was from the previous seller of this press, it's a well known seller for machines in Switzerland. As the plate was too damaged to use again, I decided to make my own „my mechanics“ plate out of aluminium. It took me three tries to get it to work and I ended up with a very nice and clean plate at the end. I went with a brushed finish for the name plate, as it fits the other finishes very well.
    Overall I'm very happy how the press turned out. I really like the contrast of the different colours and finishes and I'm more than happy to finally own an arbor press in my shop. This tool will be very usefull and will for sure appear in future videos.
    I hope you like my work and the video.
    Huge thank you to all of my Patreon and PayPal supporters and specially to:
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    00:00 preview
    00:42 disassembling
    01:36 showing all the parts
    01:45 removing the old paint with paint stripper
    02:38 sandblasting
    03:27 restoring the main body
    04:12 applying filler on the main body
    04:45 sanding the unpainted surfaces of the main body
    05:14 masking the main body
    05:32 applying two component primer on the main body
    05:41 applying two component coat „turquise blue“ on the main body
    05:51 painting the letters black of the main body
    06:12 making the missing table on the lathe and milling machine
    10:20 cleaning the other parts with the parts washer
    10:41 removing the rust with rust remover
    11:20 restoring the gear rack
    12:31 restoring the handle
    14:28 restoring the bolt
    15:00 restoring the big washer
    15:44 making a new name plate
    17:39 showing the parts before reassembling
    17:56 reassembling
    18:55 showing the finished restoration
    20:04 final test

    Time and costs of this restoration:
    I was working on this project for 1 week
    $30 arbor press
    $50 primer and coat
    $8 steel for the table
    $10 aluminium sheet for the name plate

    My camera:
    Panasonic HC-V180

    If you have any questions about the process, machines i'm using or other stuff, just ask me in the comments. I read them all and i try to reply as soon as possible.
    Sorry for my bad english, it's not my language. I try my best to improve my technical english.
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Comments • 2 725

  • Steven Levesque
    Steven Levesque 11 hours ago

    Qu'est ce que vous utilisez comme "filler"?

  • kingtalo97
    kingtalo97 Day ago

    wiso schribsch alles uf englisch????

  • John Rowley
    John Rowley Day ago

    I wish you had kept the zurich label as well as adding your label, keep it’s history

    FNX GIGA 2 days ago

    Very Good

  • Jurassic WoodMark
    Jurassic WoodMark 2 days ago

    When you quench in oil, what kind of oil is it? Love ALL your videos!
    Cheers from Nova Scotia 🇨🇦

  • ness page
    ness page 2 days ago

    Could you restore a kenwood chef A700 or A700D ?

  • DashDrones
    DashDrones 2 days ago

    This thing was built to last forever! A bit of grease and it would have worked far better. The restoration was sweet though

  • CrazyMoFo
    CrazyMoFo 2 days ago

    He probably built all machines he used himself.

  • Vasiliy Belyanin
    Vasiliy Belyanin 2 days ago

    And the main job is a watchmaker, and here you let off steam?

  • Muhammed Anshas
    Muhammed Anshas 2 days ago


  • Ramirez king
    Ramirez king 2 days ago

    Why sandblasting can't be done at first place ?

  • José Duarte Miranda

    Fine videos. What camera, microphone, tripod, and editing software do you use for filming? The technical quality is excellent.

  • Zech Merquise
    Zech Merquise 3 days ago

    Thank you for demo the machine. I knew what it did but wanted to see it in action. I liked and subscribed.

  • Moonik Lee
    Moonik Lee 3 days ago

    It's not technology, it's art!

  • Adrien Palermo
    Adrien Palermo 4 days ago

    Tes vidéos sont super relaxantes. Surtout quand tu polis les pièces en métal ou quand tu les laves dans ton lavabo rouge ou quand tu sables les pièces ou même quand tu les peints au pistolet à peinture.
    Merci bcp !
    Et surtout merci de ne pas accélérer tes vidéos, de faire un montage vidéo en vitesse normal !! Parce que en vitesse accélérée c’est stressant xD
    Merci ! Et continue !!!

  • Jaycalsun
    Jaycalsun 4 days ago

    Anyone else wonder why he’ll polish a spring, but not a single part on this project?

  • Josie Slaten
    Josie Slaten 5 days ago

    I am new to you channel, and in you discription you said your english is bad. If that is so where are you from. 🤷‍♀️ You dont have to get into detail. 🙋‍♀️

  • scurvofpcp
    scurvofpcp 5 days ago

    Work a little oil into those moving parts before you pull that out! Saves on the banging!!

  • angel2of7death
    angel2of7death 5 days ago

    That color is glorious!

  • Shi
    Shi 6 days ago

    Your skills are definately improving! The part where you heat-treated only one of two interlocked parts felt like showing off, though :^)

  • Jack Reeve
    Jack Reeve 6 days ago

    so good to see you using your own restored tools keep it up.

  • Josh Stabler
    Josh Stabler 7 days ago

    Is 15:34 to “case harden” the piece, or just to create the blackened finish? Both, correct?

  • Jackie Raulerson
    Jackie Raulerson 7 days ago

    I love seeing you use your formerly restored tools. Another great job!

  • Kyra S.
    Kyra S. 7 days ago


  • Ray Stevener
    Ray Stevener 7 days ago +16

    Sharp edges: *Exist*
    My mechanic: We don't do that here

  • James Hanoomansing
    James Hanoomansing 7 days ago

    better than best

  • Daniele Dal Col
    Daniele Dal Col 7 days ago

    Where do you store all the things you restore?

  • Che _
    Che _ 7 days ago

    всё отлично, но табличку зря сменил. надо было оставить родные надписи.

  • david brown
    david brown 8 days ago

    Nice one! Boooom,

  • Robby Jr
    Robby Jr 8 days ago

    That's a great mini press .Great job on the resto👍

  • Louay Alsafan
    Louay Alsafan 8 days ago

    Hehe I'am sure,you are switze

  • Emma Lawrence
    Emma Lawrence 8 days ago

    I love all of your restoration projects.. 👍🏾

  • Gatien de Meulemeester

    Hey MyMechanics, love what you do! I was just asking; what is the usefulness of this tool?

  • hrl.d
    hrl.d 9 days ago +1

    I love this channel
    - new subscriber 2020 -

  • reeosva
    reeosva 9 days ago

    You are so careful man! Thats why you should post more often!

  • Laffik
    Laffik 10 days ago

    You are the best of all restavration channel what i`ve seen. Bravo! Thank you for your perfect and beautiful work!

  • KMills
    KMills 10 days ago +1

    Why strip the paint before sandblasting? Assuming this gets asked a lot. Does some paint not come off with sandblasting or does it mess up the machine?

  • fartwrangler
    fartwrangler 10 days ago

    You certainly do like your chamfered edges, don't you?

  • AJ K.
    AJ K. 10 days ago

    Hey man! Love the channel! After blasting try not to touch the bare steel with your hands! It puts chlorides on the part, increasing the rate of oxidization!

  • Jasen Hansen
    Jasen Hansen 10 days ago

    I stole the table just so I could watch him make one... Worth it!!

  • Nancy E.
    Nancy E. 11 days ago

    Wow..really great to watch!

  • AirSoftMaverick3232
    AirSoftMaverick3232 11 days ago

    skookum as frig

  • Camden Dexter
    Camden Dexter 12 days ago +1

    Thanks for demonstrating what the tool is used for, I had never seen an arbor press before!

  • Len Miller
    Len Miller 12 days ago

    I'm guessing you had an incident as a child with a "sharp edge" because you sure do seem to dislike And what is that tape you used for the label?

  • Manyak Catlak
    Manyak Catlak 12 days ago

    Ist dein Bandschleifer- Poliermaschine selbst gebaut oder gekauft

  • sultan jaber
    sultan jaber 12 days ago

    best channel on youtube

  • 냥.
    냥. 12 days ago +1

    11:56 눈뽕

  • George Ilienko
    George Ilienko 12 days ago

    Могу ли я отправить Вам медный дровяной самовар из России для восстановления?

  • Vishal Jawda
    Vishal Jawda 12 days ago

    Time waste money waste

  • gaffy h
    gaffy h 12 days ago

    Brand spanking new!

  • Ryan Biscoglia
    Ryan Biscoglia 13 days ago

    Zurich is probably the most beautiful city in Turkey

  • Tom Ritucci
    Tom Ritucci 13 days ago +3

    Switzerland, go figure... This guy is amazingly detailed!

  • EVPointMaster
    EVPointMaster 13 days ago

    Was machst du eigentlich mit den restaurierten Gerätschaften? Behälst du die, oder verkaufst du die als Werkzeug oder als Dekoration/Antiquitäten?

  • Felisindo Rodríguez
    Felisindo Rodríguez 13 days ago


  • fireboyisme
    fireboyisme 13 days ago

    Beautiful! Your attention to detail is amazing. Great job

  • Mrugesh Pawar
    Mrugesh Pawar 13 days ago


  • Lila
    Lila 13 days ago

    Beautiful job!


    Has a 20,000 dollar sand blaster... uses rust remover


    Simplest restore ever had like 5 parts and thats it lol

  • Денис Шаимов

    Не знаю зачем, но мне нужен этот пресс))